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Megumi Taoka

Faculty, GLOBIS University
Megumi Taoka has extensive experience in financial reporting for global companies in London, New York and Tokyo. At GLOBIS, she teaches Cross-cultural Management, Power and Influence, and Financial Accounting. Her industry expertise ranges from fashion and entertainment to recruiting and human capital. Her recent research is comparative studies of ethics and morals across cultures. Ms. Taoka earned her MBA from the University of Tsukuba.
MBA Essentials
OCT 6, 2020

Critical Questioning: MBA Faculty Q&A #1

What’s it like inside an MBA classroom? What kinds of questions do students ask? How do instructors answer? Check out our first ever GLOBIS University faculty Q&A!

Career Success
JUN 16, 2020

3 Principles for the New Age of Work-Life Integration

What will the post-coronavirus Age of Work-Life Integration mean for women, parents, and the careers of our dreams?

Global Japan
MAR 12, 2019

Can Japan Dream to Be a Workplace of Choice?

The Japanese government is about to ease visa restrictions, but is the country ready to make necessary changes to the workplace?

Global Japan
OCT 30, 2018

The Danger of Minimizing Differences

“We are all human beings”: the magic phrase meant to light the way to an imaginary world of no distinction among peoples. But this advice is more dangerous than it seems.

Career Success
JUN 5, 2018

3 Ways to Handle the Cultural Stress of New Situations

Stressed out by a new work situation? Are you struggling to find the right “cultural fit”? GLOBIS Faculty Megumi Taoka,…

Career Success
AUG 22, 2017

“Influence with Cultural Intelligence”

How professionals can successfully overcome cultural differences and communicate effectively in cross-cultural business settings.

Career Success
AUG 10, 2017

Taking a Break? Three Books to Read on Your Summer Vacation

In Japan, the Obon summer vacation is starting, beginning with Mountain Day on August 11. Here are three books to…

Global Japan
MAY 12, 2017

How to Effectively Give Feedback in Cross-Cultural Situations in Japan

Working in a cross-cultural environment can be challenging. GLOBIS Insights interviewed Suzanne Price, Cristian Vlad, and Megumi Taoka about how to make a safe space for feedback in the Japanese workplace.

by GLOBIS Insights Staff
Career Success
APR 4, 2017

Eight Scales for Understanding Cultures

Megumi Taoka breaks down how The Culture Map, by Erin Meyer, influenced the development of the Cross Cultural Management course at GLOBIS.

Career Success
APR 9, 2013

Families, Global Careers, and Companies that Support Them 2/2

Mr. Alain Bernard, then president & CEO for a legendary Parisian jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels Japan (currently president & CEO for Van Cleef & Arpels Americas), shares his career and family experiences in Paris, Singapore and Japan, as well as how he manages his company to find and retain global talent. Mr. Bernard shares his strategies—as well as the limits—about creating a global career while leading a fulfilling family life. He also shares how the corporate philosophy of Van Cleef & Arpels supports developing promising employees who seek a global career while balancing their professional and personal lives.